‘Fraud’ team raids French car giant PSA Group over emissions probe

  • AP, Paris
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2016 18:29 IST
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it was raided by the fraud squad in an emissions probe on Thursday. (AFP file photo)

Maker of classic Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, French car giant PSA Group said a fraud squad paid them a visit and seized some material as part of a probe into emissions after the Volkswagen scandal.

The biggest auto producer of France released a statement about the search on Thursday by the general directorate for competition policy, consumer affairs and fraud control, in a clear bid to dismiss suspicions of emissions cheating.

PSA Group “is fully cooperating,” the statement said.

The search is part of an investigation ordered by the French economics ministry after Volkswagen admitted it installed software on 11 million cars that turns on pollution controls during tests but shuts them off on the road. Volkswagen agreed to buy back or fix about 482,000 rigged vehicles in the US.

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